Plan your journey to Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon is nestled in the historic heart of England and is easily accessible by road and by rail for short trips or longer stays.
Shakespeare's Family Homes
Sat Nav References:
Birthplace - CV37 6QW
Hall's Croft - CV37 6BG
Anne Hathaway's Cottage - CV37 9HH (* Please note upcoming road closures)
Mary Arden's Farm - CV37 9UN (Closed for Winter, reopens 18 March 2017)
Shakespeare's New Place - CV37 6EP
> Download a map of the houses
*Please note: Cottage Lane, at the junction of Church Lane, Bell Lane and Shottery will be closed from 19 January 2017 for 2 weeks. Anne Hathaway's Coach Park and Car Park on Cottage Lane will continue to be accessible from Alcester Road - please follow the diversion signs. Pedestrians will be able to access Cottage Lane as usual.
Stratford-upon-Avon is a short drive from junction 15 of the M40, close to the M42 and M6 motorway networks. The town can be reached by road from London in under 2 hours.
Coaches are permitted to drop off and pick up visitors from the Windsor Street coach park, just one minute's walk from the ticket desk at the Shakespeare Centre. Coaches are then requested to wait at the Stratford Leisure Centre coach park until collection of their group.
Shakespeare's New Place & Hall’s Croft
Coaches are permitted to drop off groups in front of the property, but must then wait at the Stratford Leisure Centre coach park until collection.
Hathaway’s Cottage & Mary Arden’s Farm
Free coach parking is available on site.
Direct rail services run from London Marylebone to Stratford-upon-Avon train station, which is a comfortable ten minute walk from the town centre. It’s also only a short journey from Leamington Spa, Solihull and Birmingham stations.
Day Trips & Tours from London
A range of tour operators offer day trips around or including Stratford-upon-Avon. Here are just a few to explore;
Premium Tours Day trips from London
which include one or more of Shakespeare's Family Homes.
Evan Evans Tours One and two day trips from London which include a visit to Stratford and Shakespeare's Birthplace.
Golden Tours Walking tours around Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, including a scenic drive through the Cotswolds and lots of time to explore.
International Friends Intimate tours every Thursday and Sunday, with groups of no more than 16 people offering unrivalled access to expert guides.